Greenwood, S.C. – Despite winning their last two games, the North Greenville soccer team lost to Lander University 3-2 on Wednesday night.
The Bearcats jumped on the board early with a goal in the 6th minute by Zach Acree to gain the 1-0 advantage. Acree scored his second goal of the game just minutes later in the 14th minute to put Lander up 2-0.
After a foul by North Greenville that set up a penalty shot, Lander’s Chris Hobbs put the ball in the back of the net to make the halftime score 3-0.
Lander possessed the ball for much of the second half until North Greenville forward Alex Redding scored his first goal of the season in the 65th minute for the Crusaders’ first goal of the match. Ben Montry sent a corner kick into the box and Chandler Patterson recorded the assist after Redding headed the ball past the Lander keeper.
The Crusaders got on the board again in the 86th minute after Patterson recorded his second assist of the game with a corner kick into the box was headed in by Todd Johnston, who recorded his first career goal.
Keeper Stephen Arneson, in his first career start, had a rough night as he recorded just two saves and allowed all three goals on 14 shots by the Bearcats.
The Crusaders (2-2, 1-0) take to the road again on Saturday, Sept. 17 as they play against Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. Game time is set for 6 p.m.